Committed to Meeting Global Standard of Healthcare

At Sidra Medicine it is our ambition to pursue excellence in everything we do. We aim to meet the rigorous accreditation standards of Joint Commission International accreditation. To obtain this accreditation, our organization will be evaluated against global standards.

We are using this as an opportunity to engage staff patients and their families to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to improvements of patient care quality and the enhancement of patient safety.

What is Joint Commission International?

United States–based Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994. It is a global healthcare accreditation organization that has audited more than 900 healthcare organizations in over 60 differing countries worldwide.

Sixteen JCI-accredited healthcare organizations – including academic medical centers, hospitals, primary health care providers, laboratories and ambulance services – are located in Qatar.

As with most certifying and accrediting endeavors, there is a question of how effective accrediting organizations are at identifying, implementing, and maintaining sustainable quality and safety systems. With the long history of The Joint Commission in the United States and the reputation of Joint Commission International for being the benchmark, third-party, independent assessment organization, Sidra Medicine is investing in this framework to improve and enhance sustainable quality and safety for its patients and families in Qatar.

What Accreditation Means

JCI maintains partnerships with the World Alliance for Health, the World Health organization (WHO), the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) Improvement, and many other international partners. We are confident that accreditation with JCI will provide Sidra Medicine with international assurance of the outstanding services we provide to our patients and families. Working with the JCI will also contribute to the implementation of streamlined high quality healthcare and provide patients and families of Qatar with continually advancing healthcare services standards expected by the Joint Commission accreditation process.

Qatar is investing thoughtfully with the aim of providing the highest quality healthcare in the world. The state-of-the-art facility will not only provide world-class patient care, but will also help to build Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources.

Based in Education City and as an entity of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development – Sidra Medicine is part of a dynamic research and education environment. Education City includes leading international institutions such as Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University and HEC Paris as well as recently established national research centers like Qatar Biomedical Research Institute and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute.

Sidra Medicine will work closely with its academic partner Weill-Cornell Medicine in Qatar (WCM-Q) as well as other health and research institutions like Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Qatar Biobank in regard to all three missions – raising the standard of healthcare throughout the country and providing valuable opportunities for research and learning.